Baritone Set-ups

H. Couf Superba II

H. Couf baritone, Superba II, German saxophone, vintage sax, stencil sax, Keilwerth

Horn Specs:

  • Keyed from low A to high F
  • Serial #: 61XXX
  • Finish: black nickel plated with gold plated keys and bell
  • Manufacturer: Julius Keilwerth (modified stencil of their Toneking)

Set Up:

  • M/P: Berg Larsen Stainless Steel 110/2 M
  • Ligature: Rovner Dark
  • Reed: Rico Plasticover 2 1/2 or 3

Thank you to Paul Maslin from PM Woodwind for getting this amazing closet horn (yes, it spent most of its 50 years in a closet) to the West Coast unscathed. He is my go-to guy for hard-to-find horns.

Selmer Mark VI

baritone saxophone, Selmer Mark VI, red cloth, gold lacquer sax

Horn Specs:

  • Keyed from Low Bb to High F
  • Serial #: 147XXX
  • Finish: Relacquer (and a particularly unattractive one at that!)

Set Up 1 (For rock, blues, and R&B):

  • M/P: Rico Metalite M5 (one of the originals)
  • Ligature: Rovner Light
  • Reed: Rico Plasticover 2 1/2 or 3

Set Up 2 (For jazz):

  • M/P: Berg Larsen Hard Rubber 100/2 SMS
  • Ligature: Rovner Light
  • Reed: Rico Plasticover 2 1/2 or 3

Set Up 3 (For R&B, and jazz):

  • M/P: Berg Larsen Stainless Steel 110/2 M
  • Ligature: Rovner Dark
  • Reed: Rico Plasticover 2 1/2 or 3

The Martin AKA Martin Committee III 

Horn Specs:

  • Keyed from Low Bb to High F
  • Serial #: 204XXX
  • Finish: Silver plated, with nickel-plated keys and gold wash bell

Set Up 1 (For jazz):

  • M/P: Berg Larsen Hard Rubber 100/2 SMS
  • Ligature: Rovner Light
  • Reed: Rico Plasticover 2 1/2 or 3

Set Up 2 (For R&B, and jazz):

  • M/P: Berg Larsen Stainless Steel 110/2 M
  • Ligature: Rovner Dark
  • Reed: Rico Plasticover 2 1/2 or 3

Set Up 3 (Classical) this can imitate the sound of a bassoon extremely well:

  • M/P: Selmer scroll shank D
  • Ligature: Rovner Dark
  • Reed: Légère 2 1/4

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